Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Celebrates Her 18th Birthday With Royal Family!

New photos of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway were issued by the Norwegian Royal House in honor of her 18th birthday. In these portraits, she can be seen wearing a tiara for the first time. The second in line to the throne made her tiara debut with her great-great-diamond grandmother’s pearl tiara.

Birthday Celebration for Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday, a significant milestone in Norway’s constitutional monarchy, was originally scheduled for January but was postponed due to the pandemic.

On Friday night at the Royal Palace, the princess debuted her new tiara and another royal regalia in front of an estimated 200 guests.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway has reached the age of majority and assumed her rightful place in the line of succession. In her first official portrait as “Her Royal Highness,” she wears the tiara her mother bequeathed to her.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Ingrid Alexandra’s grandparents hosted a lavish party at the palace the night after the government celebrated their granddaughter. Her royal godparents, including the King of Spain, King Felipe, and the Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, all attended the ball.

Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, who recently turned 18, and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, who recently turned 18 and is also an heir to the throne, were among the European royals invited to Oslo for the first time before the pandemic began.

Prince Charles of Luxembourg and Princess Estelle of Sweden, two younger heirs to their respective thrones, were also in attendance.

Posh Party for the Princess

At the palace celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s delayed 18th birthday, her grandpa, King Harald V, gave a speech.

It’s a lot of responsibility and prestige for a youngster, which can limit their independence. At the gala held by King Harald V and Queen Sonja, the king told his granddaughter, “I have said it many times before, Ingrid,” but “a grandfather is permitted to repeat his most essential advise again and again”: “Be yourself, and count on the fact that that’s enough, always.”

Much of the royal gala was broadcast live across Norway by NRK. The royal families of Belgium and the Netherlands are represented by Queen Mathilde and the Netherlands by King Willem Alexander.

Also pictured are the royal families of Norway, represented by Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, and King Harald

In addition to encouraging Ingrid Alexandra to follow her own path, the queen and others have assured her that she would have ample support in the future.

In a heartfelt letter to her family, the princess expresses her gratitude to her brothers for being her “security net” and requests a hug “after an extremely trying day.”

She complimented her grandfather for “evenings on the royal yacht, where we sit and watch sports and cowboy films together,” and she praised Queen Sonja for hiking with her and lulling her to sleep with stories and music.

She praised her mother for being open and willing to discuss anything with her, as well as for “laying on the sofa to watch shows like ‘Sex and the City,'” and her father for “bringing us out skiing and surfing… and keeping calm when the rest of us are not.”

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Princess Ingrid’s Mesmerizing Tiara Debut

More than a century ago, Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s great-great-grandmother wore this tiara, which the princess later inherited.

Ingrid Alexandra, Princess of Norway, wore a gown previously worn by her mother, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, to a state visit by the Japanese royals in 2005, accessorizing it with a tiara and other new royal ornaments for the first time.

Her great-great-grandmother, Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, frequently donated the tiara to King Harald’s mother, Crown Princess Martha.

Norwegian Crown Princess Martha, who passed away in 2010, is pictured here wearing the tiara in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel during a state visit in 1939. King Olav V, the father of King Harald, is pictured to the right of Queen Margrethe II.

According to the palace, the tiara was originally passed down from King Harald’s late sister, Princess Ragnhild. The last time Princess Ingeborg wore it was in 1958, at a royal feast honoring King Harald’s coming of age and ability to govern as regent.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Four Future Queens Attend Norway’s Birthday Gala

Since the restoration of the monarchy in 1905, Norway’s current royal family is now in its fifth generation, and the crown seems to be a symbol of the royal line of inheritance. Princess Astrid, the king’s other sister, attended Friday night’s gala for Princess Ingrid Alexandra, albeit from a wheelchair due to a hip injury she sustained in a fall last winter.

When she originally bought it in Paris in 1900, she described it as “a lovely tiara” made of circles of diamonds set in platinum, yet “lightweight.” Larger pearls and additional diamonds were added at a later time. She was given it by Princess Ragnhild’s children for her birthday after Princess Astrid claimed that their late mother had wished it to go to Princess Ingrid Alexandra.

Asparagus and scallops, halibut, and Norwegian strawberries with ice cream rounded out the menu for the palace’s guests, which began with carrot tartar. The party was planned to go on into midnight, complete with dancing and socializing.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Moved to Tears

While thanking her brothers Marius and Magnus, Ingrid’s voice cracked and she had to wipe away tears during her own remarks. She expressed her feelings in heartfelt words, saying: “Thank you so much for your wisdom and for the opportunity to discuss any and all topics with you, Marius.

As always, I appreciate your watchful eye over me. Magnus, you never fail to be helpful when I ask for it. Whenever I’m having a really challenging day, I really appreciate it when you come over and give me a big embrace. You guys are my brothers, and I couldn’t be prouder of that.”

The speech ended in a high tone as she toasted her audience. She then proclaimed, “Cheers,” to which the crowd erupted in cheers.

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